2018 RPAA Gala

center for the Performing Arts

Dominion Energy Center

2018 RPAA Gala

May 19, 2018 - 5:30 p.m.

Gala Ticket Includes:
• A Moveable Feast with Cocktails
• Pre-Concert Entertainment Throughout the Venues of Dominion Energy Center
  Featuring Resident Company and Other Local Artists
• Premium Seating for Main Concert in the Carpenter Theatre for the Special Performance
  by Jose Lorenzo & Timbason la Original
  Featuring Special Guest Artists from Latin Ballet of Virginia
• Dessert and Dancing Reception
  Featuring Live Entertainment by Latin Jazz Messengers
• Cigar Bar
• Silent Auction
• And More!

All proceeds benefit the artistic and educational programs of RPAA. For Gala tickets and sponsorship information, contact Sara Greene at sgreene@rpaalliance.com or (804) 592-3378.

Concert Only TicketsRichmond Performing Arts Center

About the Artist

Jose Lorenzo Reyna left Cuba in 1994 at the age of 17 by swimming for three days to the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo. Eventually he made his way to Richmond, VA to learn English, pursue his passion for music and study Fine Arts at Virginia Commonwealth University. He formed his band Timbason la Original in 1998 which performs traditional and new Cuban music. The band evokes the “spine-tingling effect” of mambo, cha-cha, salsa, son and bolero—inspiring its audiences to grab a mojito and hit the dance floor.

Timbason takes its name from Son, the most influential form of Latin music in the late 1800s, and Timba, a Cuban version of America’s soul and funk. The newest and most provocative music out of Cuba, Timba is like salsa on steroids. It incorporates Brazilian music, R&B, hip-hop, Latin jazz and Cuban salsa. Son, on the other hand, is a style of dance music that originated in the Oriente province of Cuba. It is the foundation of modern salsa. Timbason combines all of this in a unique hybrid of modern Cuban music that is more up-to-date and more in tune with the real music that Cubans listen to today.

Gala Sponsors:

Tropicana Benefactor

El Gato Tuerto Sponsor
Hunton Andrews Kurth / Randy & Mary Lloyd Parks

El Floridita Friends
John & Beverly Bates AND C.T. & Moira Hill
Dominion Energy
Troutman Sanders
Jim & Bobbie Ukrop

La Flauta Mágica Partners
Capital Results
City Parking, Inc.
Markel Corporation
Patient First
Union Bank & Trust

El Delirio Habanero Contributors
Data Directions Inc.
Hirschler Fleischer
Lingerfelt Commonwealth Partners
Spy Rock Real Estate, LLC
Threshold Counsel, PC

Hotel Sponsor
Hilton Richmond Downtown

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